Foam Recycling Earth Week Open House

2010-04-20 3:13:34 PM

WHERE

Dart’s Public Foam Recycling Drop Off, Dart Container Corporation
432 Hogsback Road, Mason, Mich., 48854


WHAT

Foam Recycling Earth Week Open House
Dart Container Corporation, with more than 1,000 local employees, is holding an open house at its post‐consumer foam collection facility in Mason to celebrate Earth Week and educate the community about the recyclability of foam (often improperly called “Styrofoam,” a registered trademark of the Dow Chemical Company). The free drop‐off, which collected more than 500,000 pounds of foam in 2009 – equivalent of 500 semi trucks of loose foam, has pioneered the ease in which area residents, businesses and organizations can recycle foam with the number 6 on it. During the open house, the community will be able to bring leftover foam from households or businesses and track it through the recycling process.

WHO

Michael Westerfield, Corporate Director of Recycling Programs at Dart Container Corporation – Can be reached for interviews at (909) 793‐2729.

VISUALS

A foam “mountain” waiting to be recycled and witness the recycling process at one of the state’s only public drop‐offs for food service and packaging foam.

CONTACT

Caitlin Gadoua
503.708.3110
caitlin.gadoua@hillandknowlton.com
Michael Westerfield
Dart Container Corporation
909.793.2729

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